Monday, May 12, 2008

Burns: The Sweet Truth

Bee better faster after a burn. How? The International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds, in a review of 15 studies, gives the answer: honey ( Burned skin recovered faster, up to four times faster, covered with honey instead of antibiotic creams and modern burn dressings. A natural anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory, honey eases the ouch while it promotes healing. The process: Cool the burn, smear honey on gauze, apply it to the burn, change the sweet dressing twice a day. Find a doc if the burn is serious. And, if you don't spread the honey on gauze, you can spread it on a cracker.

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